Peter writes books for 7 – 13 year olds. He is the author of the popular Mokee Joe series and the chilling Bonebreaker trilogy. His debut novel, Mokee Joe is Coming! was winner of the 'Sheffield Children’s Book Award' in the shorter novel category. Bonebreaker was voted as the 'Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year.' Scabbajack, Peter’s seventh book, recently won the 'Stockton Children’s Book Award.' Peter believes in bringing his spooky stories to life by using realistic settings and basing them on historical facts. As one child-reviewer said of Mokee Joe – 'Peter J Murray’s stories are pure fantasy, but totally believable!'
Peter is passionate in his quest to promote literacy in schools and to inspire even the least confident children to use their imagination and achieve creative success. When not writing, he is guaranteed to be found in schools anywhere across the UK and increasingly abroad. As a result of being ‘discovered’ by a leading US educational charity, The Carmel Hill Foundation www.carmelhill.org, Peter’s books are now widely read in New York and Louisiana. His latest Mokee Joe book - Mokee Joe: Mutant Resurrection – was launched in the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, in front of 1500 enthusiastic fans.
To quote Peter: 'Whenever I think things can’t get any better or more exciting… they do!'
Peter J Murray News
Apr 15FAB FEEDBACK!
Now that I’m officially on holiday, I thought it would be a good idea to let some of my fans have their say about me and my books. Below are some of the e-mails, reviews and general feedback that come my way daily…it’s what drives me on and keeps me writing. So ‘thank you’ to all of you [...]
Apr 13BLISTERING FINISH AT YARM
We really couldn’t have asked for a better finish to the term than to visit three fab schools located in or around the lovely market town of Yarm in the North East. As usual, we stayed in our fave cottage - at Yarm Cottages – with our hosts Geoff and Jan on hand to ensure [...]
Mar 31FAB FOUR ‘UP NORTH’!
A new school – Sharley Park, old friends at Anston Park Juniors, more old friends at Haslands Juniors, and VERY old friends at Bolsover C of E Community School…all combined to bring about a wonderful-but-exausting week in and around South Yorkshire! Mrs Stanley accepted our excuse for being late on Monday morning to her school, [...]